Manti 2011 Week One
The first week of this year’s trip was AWESOME! We had many things happen for the first time, some good and some not so good. Since I always like to end with the good news, I’ll mention the big thing that happened on Sunday morning. It rained just about all night Saturday night so we woke up to rain-drenched tents. The insides of the tent were fine, but the outsides were all wet. We’ve never had to roll up and pack wet tents before. We dragged the tents under the pavilion and did the best we could.
The good news is that every one of our team members got into a conversation every night of the pageant. That has never happened before. This team has been very fun, extremely engaging and had no problem initiating conversations with Mormons. Even the meekest among us lovingly displayed boldness that can only be given by the Holy Spirit. I am most encouraged to see our team members catch the same vision we have for the Mormon people. They are already talking about next year and who they want to bring. Here is a hint. If you are in our Sunday School class, you are already a target.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”